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White Oak
Montgomery County, Maryland


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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of White Oak is approximately 22,241 (2007), 17403 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,139 (2000), 6520 (2010).
The amount of land area in White Oak is 12.898 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in White Oak is 5.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from White Oak to Washington DC is 9 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 28 miles. (as the crow flies)
White Oak is positioned 39.04 degrees north of the equator and 76.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.
White Oak elevation is 371 feet above sea level.
White Oak per capita income is $ 25,893 (2000).
White Oak median income is $ 69,663 (2007).
The White Oak median home price is $ 502,277 (2007).


in central Maryland about three miles from Silver Spring and about nine miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Hillandale, Kemp Mill, Colesville, Calverton, Langley Park, Adelphi and Fairland.
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White Oak Historical Events

Naval Ordnance Lab closed
When the area around the lab began to grow and develop, it brought homes right up to the fences of the lab. The neighbors weren't bothered too much by the occasional explosions, but, in 1992, a larger than normal explosion caused damage to the homes and nerves of the people in the area. Though it was not the reason the lab was closed, it was a contributing factor. The BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Report) in 1991 reduced the labs scope and reduced the staff. The same report in 1993 recommended dis-establishment and moving the NAV/SEA from Crystal City, Virginia to White Oak. In the end, NAV/SEA decided to re-locate to a different facility and the GSA took over the site. The site was renamed the Federal Research Center. The Food and Drug Administration is currently housed at the site and making improvements and additions to the facilities. White Oak


The population of White Oak was:
1990 - 18,671
2000 - 20,973
2007 - 22,241

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 7,826
2000 - 8,139

Median age:
2000 - 34.1 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 54,276
2007 - $ 69,663

White Oak is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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